Are you feeling frumpy? A guide to diagnosis and cure

Are you feeling frumpy? Image of Lucy Beddall with a mug of coffee.

The dreaded comfort zone Do you ever feel like you’re coasting along in your professional life? Stuck in a job-rut? I’m not talking about your choice of outfit (although that can be a symptom too). I’m referring to that sense of feeling frumpy. How to diagnose frumpiness: The mental health factor: It’s not just about […]

Last orders at the bar! Work experience for the mature crowd

Last orders at the bar! Work experience for the mature crowd.

Does anyone else think work experience should be available to older people? Let me provide some context. How can we be sure we are in the right careers? Decisions made during teenage years shaped your path Most of us decided on futures when we were 17 or 18 (whether that be via university or straight […]

Surviving the work night out

Work night out in London

Mary Poppins said, ‘In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun.’ I often experience vivid and occasionally traumatic flashbacks of these ‘elements of fun’ from past work nights out. (Disclaimer: please can my current and past work colleagues NOT share any of these ‘elements‘). Having matured, and with the advent […]

Beware the LinkedIn remedy pedlars!

Beware the LinkedIn remedy pedlars

The LinkedIn remedy pedlars Have you ever felt like you’re walking through a virtual market of snake oil sales pitches on LinkedIn? I know I have! There’s a lot of pent-up, almost aggressive people peddling quick fixes on this platform. It’s like they’ve been holding in their quack pitches for so long that they just […]

The Sweaty Room of Success: Overcoming LinkedIn Anxiety

Lucy and LinkedIn Anxiety

As someone who has embodied the essence of Pat Butcher (for those who don’t know who she is, Google is your friend), I never thought I would suffer from LinkedIn anxiety. But, on occasions, I feel like I’ve walked into a hot and sweaty room filled with successful people who have all the answers and […]